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August 9, 2019 2:15 PM, EDT

Experts to Dissect Industry Trends, Insights at ATA Economic Summit

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello at the 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition. Costello says ATA's economic summit, which is being held Sept. 23 in Washington, has grown over its first three years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Experts in the fields of manufacturing, logistics and the petroleum industry are scheduled to participate in American Trucking Associations’ economic summit in September.

Featured experts will include Chad Moutray, chief economist with the National Association of Manufacturers; R. Dean Foreman, chief economist with the American Petroleum Institute; Patrick Manzi, senior economist with the National Automobile Dealers Association; Kermit Baker, chief economist with the American Institute of Architects; and Jonathan Gold, vice president of supply chain and customs policy with the National Retail Federation.

“Over its first three years, we’ve watched this summit grow both in attendance and programming, which speaks to the value fleets are finding and taking away from this meeting,” ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said.

“Coming off a historically robust freight market in 2018, the trucking industry is now facing a series of tricky headwinds as ongoing trade disputes are slowing global growth and creating an uncertain economic outlook here in the U.S,” he added. “Attendees will learn what to expect in the quarters ahead and how to plan their operations accordingly by hearing directly from experts from their customers’ industries.”

The summit will be held Sept. 23 in Washington.